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We are also available to meet on the Chicago campus by appointment, please call or email sexualmisconduct@northwestern.edu for more information.

Staff

Dwight Hamilton

Dwight Hamilton

AVP for Equity and Title IX Coordinator

Phone: (847) 467-6871
Email: titleixcoordinator@northwestern.edu

Dwight Hamilton joined Northwestern on July 3, 2017 as the University’s first Associate Vice President for Equity. In this new position, Dwight leads the Sexual Harassment Prevention Office and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access and efforts in providing prevention education, promoting equal opportunity and access, addressing complaints related to discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation, and in managing diversity in employment practices.

Prior to coming to Northwestern, Dwight served as Smith College’s inaugural Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.  Dwight also served as the Associate Vice President for Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator at Grand Valley State.  Prior to coming to higher education, he was a Member at a large law firm in Grand Rapids Michigan, where he practiced commercial and employment litigation and was a Corporate Counsel at Steelcase, Inc.   He earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. from Wayne State Law School.  

Amanda DaSilva

Amanda DaSilva

Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students

Phone: (847) 467-6571
Email: deputytitleixcoordinator@northwestern.edu

Amanda DaSilva joined the university in November 2016 as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students and serves as the Interim Title IX Coordinator. Previously, Ms. DaSilva worked in student conduct and Title IX at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and National Louis University, where she coordinated institutional response, investigation and resolution of student complaints. Ms. DaSilva is excited to return to Northwestern, where she previously worked in residential services. She earned her law degree from Notre Dame Law School in 2009 and completed her undergraduate work in Criminal Justice and Sociology at LaSalle University. In her role as Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Ms. DaSilva assists students in understanding and accessing available resources, options and complaint resolution processes.

Colleen Johnston

Colleen Johnston

Senior Title IX Specialist

Phone: (847) 491-3881
Email: colleen.johnston@northwestern.edu

Colleen Johnston joined the university in 2015 as the Title IX Investigator. Previously, Ms. Johnston worked in civil rights enforcement, investigating discrimination complaints for the City of Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations. Prior to moving to the Chicago area, she served as the Executive Director of the City of Cambridge’s Human Rights Commission. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Johnston previously worked as a Quad Director at Brandeis University. Ms. Johnston received her law degree from Boston College Law School. She has a master’s degree in Gender/Cultural Studies from Simmons College and completed her undergraduate work at Brandeis University. In her role as Title IX Investigator, Ms. Johnston conducts investigations of complaints of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and dating and domestic violence.

Kenley Eaglestone

Kenley Eaglestone

Title IX Investigator

Phone: (847) 491-6697
Email: kenley.eaglestone@northwestern.edu

Kenley Eaglestone joined the university in September 2016. Previously, Kenley worked as a Title IX/Equal Opportunity Investigator for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Eaglestone received her law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to attending law school, she completed her undergraduate work at Virgina Tech, where she also served as a Student Police Academy Instructor, and interned at the Commonwealth Attorney's Office working with victims of domestic violence and abuse. In her role as a Title IX Investigator, Ms. Eaglestone investigates complaints of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and dating and domestic violence.

Kate Harrington-Rosen

Kate Harrington-Rosen

Title IX/Equity Outreach and Education Specialist

Phone: (847) 467-7426
Email: kate@northwestern.edu

Kate Harrington-Rosen (she/her) comes to Northwestern after 9 years in social services, providing direct service to clients and facilitating community trainings about sexual assault, sex trafficking, crisis intervention, and LGBTQ cultural competency. As Equity Outreach and Education Specialist, Kate is responsible for developing and delivering training for students, faculty, and staff on Title IX policy and procedures, as well as tracking and assessing education and prevention efforts across campus.

Before joining Northwestern, Kate built and managed the TransWorks Employment Program at Chicago House and Social Service Agency. Under Kate's leadership, TransWorks provided free, comprehensive career coaching, job readiness workshops, and mentorship opportunities for over 400 trans and gender non-conforming adults in Chicago, as well as cultural competency trainings for local employers. Prior to her work with TransWorks, Kate provided crisis intervention and case management for sexually exploited youth, as well as youth and adult survivors of sexual assault in Portland, Oregon. In this role, Kate also collaborated with Portland Police Bureau and the FBI to train community leaders to identify and prevent sex trafficking.

Kate was named one of the Windy City Times' "30 Under 30" in 2016, and was honored by Loyola University as Field Supervisor of the Year for 2017. 
Gina Stec

Gina Stec

Program Coordinator

Phone: (847) 491-3355
Email: gina.stec@northwestern.edu

Gina Stec joined the university in October 2015, and in November 2016 began serving as the Program Coordinator within the University Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention. She provides support for office systems and procedures, training programs and communications initiatives. Gina is an active participant at the Title IX Coordinating Committee and the Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence.

Previous experience at Northwestern includes work in administrative and program support positions within Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Provost. Her professional background in New York City includes project support and project management roles in the Financial Services and the Health/Wellness sectors.

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